Leveraging annual report best practice to make a better investment case.
The role of the Annual Report continues to evolve, affected by changing legislation and regulatory requirements. The investment community is more demanding and seeking greater disclosure. The government has been pushing for more comprehensive reporting and varying stakeholder audiences are demanding more clarity and access to more authoritative information.
Our work helps clients to be more open and transparent in order to create greater trust. With past performance no guarantee of future success, investors are now seeking more forward looking, contextual information to help develop future projections.
We work with our clients to develop an authoritative story of the business, delivering best practice solutions by underpinning the reports with clear commentary on key strategic objectives, competitive position, market trends, KPIs, principal risks and uncertainties and the plans of management moving forward.
Whether we are helping a client introduce best practice elements for the first time, or enhancing those that have already embraced it, our solutions deliver more insightful reports for investors.
As a sign of our success in this area, we won both the ‘best communication of strategy, KPIs and performance’ and ‘most improved annual report’ categories in the 2011 Investor Relations Best Practice Awards.
Lorna Goodwin, Client Services Director, Luminous